Alzheimer's from the Inside Out

ISBN-10: 1932529233

ISBN-13: 9781932529234

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard Taylor

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This collection of more than 80 short essays and vignettes offers readers a rare exploration of the world of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Written by a former psychologist diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 61, topics covered include loss of independence and personhood, communication difficulties with caregivers, and never-ending uncertainty about the future. This is a captivating read for anyone affected personally or professionally by Alzheimer's disease, especially individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, family caregivers, and professional caregivers such as nurses, social workers, counselors, and therapists.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Health Professions Press
Publication date: 12/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

What is it like to have Alzheimer's disease?
Jesus, Albert, Alzheimer's, and Richard
There is no such thing as Alzheimer's disease!
What is it like to live in purgatory?
What is it like to have Alzheimer's disease?
They are glad they caught it early. Am I?
The end of act one ... and now, an intermission of indeterminate length
Cogito ergo sum
My last six words
Back to the future
FAQs and FGAs
Alzheimer's disease, suicide, and death
What is it like to have Alzheimer's disease - three years later
Four no trump
"We have a pill. Alzheimer's can be treated!"
Dreams, drugs, Alzheimer's, and me
I wish I were a nude mouse
"I have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease"
While Rome burns ... a parable
Trying to figure it out
Checking back in during the intermission : what's it like to have Alzheimer's?
Volcanoes, fears, and Alzheimer's disease
Hemingway, Alzheimer, and Taylor
Waiting for
Disabling enablers
"Oh, I've done that myself a million times!"
From the inside out
The chase for yesterday
What's the up side to having Alzheimer's disease?
Pride precedes the fall
Safe and sound ... unsound and safe
I am a verb
Whatever happened to hope?
Moving from living with my mind to living in my mind
And the name of the 3,000-pound elephant is "fear"
It's on the tip of my tongue
"I can read!" "I can't"
Sing-along with Alois and Richard
My shirt is broken
Am I half empty or half full?
The flesh is weak(er), but my spirit is (still) strong
Will the real Dr. Alzheimer please stand up?
"Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease!"
Am I my brain? : or is my brain me?
Good habits and mindless patterns
You sure don't talk like you have Alzheimer's (the great pretender)
"Knock, knock"
What will I do today?
Drifting away from my head and into my heart
Will the real Richard Taylor ever reveal himself to me?
From the outside in
Whose fault is it that I don't understand you?
If it talks like an it and gets lost like an it, is it an it?
A stranger in a strange land
Hello? : I'm still here!
Christina, Mrs. Hippopotamus, and me
Muddled puddles
A distinction without a difference
"Play it again, caregivers"
My champion or my hero?
Once again, my children believe they know more than I do
Sex, side effects, Alzheimer's, and intimacy
Hanging on with my tongue
A silent, one-sided conversation with my caregivers
Religion, spirituality, Alzheimer's, and Richard
Plants as pets
"Give me your money, your car, and ..."
"Oh my God! Where's Richard?"
This little light of mine
Am I to be my spouse's son?
Okay? Okay! Okay
Have you ever participated in one of these conversations?
Is it okay to say you have a "touch" of Alzheimer's?
Here! take this!
What is it like not to have Alzheimer's disease?
There is something (more) wrong with dad
Time to clean up your act
"Don't worry about anything ... we'll take care of it"
Should we do unto others what we perceive they have already done unto us?
When most all has been said ... little has been done
Dear doctor ...
If I were an M. Instead of a Ph.D.
From my heart to my M.D.'s ears
Do no harm
What you can do
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